Red Brick

North Side

Although the Globe Pub next door quickly established its personality—British, soccer, trivia — Red Brick is a bit more schizophrenic. The exposed brick walls are fairly bare except for a bunch of flat-screens, and it's as much a restaurant as a bar. The menu's split between traditional Middle Eastern fare (hummus, falafel) and bar food (fried calamari, pizzas), none of which stands out enough to help determine what exactly the place is going for.

Venue name: Red Brick
Address: 1938 W Irving Park Rd

Cross street: between Wolcott and Damen Aves
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 11am–midnight; Fri 11am–1am; Sat 11am–3am
Transport: El stop: Brown to Irving Park. Bus: 11, 50, 80.
Price: Average beer: $4.50
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